Aarti Kapur Singh
The 16th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards that recognises talented artistes from the Bollywood industry is all set to make it a larger-than-life event.
To be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 5 June-7 June, IIFA 2015 will see several popular Bollywood faces glamming up the red carpet event.
The three-day weekend extravaganza will include events like IIFA Rocks, IIFA Fashion Extravaganza, IIFA World Premiere, IIFA Awards and many more.
While the fashion event will be hosted by actress Neha Dhupia, the music extravaganza, IIFA Rocks, hosted by Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra, will see some splendid musical performances by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Ankit Tiwari, Mika and Kanika Kapoor among others.
Sonakshi Sinha will sing live at the IIFA Rocks musical extravaganza. Several Bollywood celebs including Jacqueline Fernandes, Aditi Rao Hydari, Lauren Gotlieb and Lisa Hayden will be entertaining the audience with dazzling dance performances.
On 6 June, the highly anticipated film of the year, “Dil Dhadakne Do”, will premiere at IIFA. The ensembled cast of the film including Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Shefali Shah and Farhan Akhtar will be present at the launch.
On the awards night (7 June), stars like Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka, Anushka, Farhan, Parineeti, Shraddha Kapoor and Sonakshi will set the stage on fire with their powerful performances.
The award ceremony will be co-hosted by Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. The duo, known for their amazing comic timing and funny antics, are expected to entertain the audience with their pranks.
The nomination list is already out. Alia Bhatt-Arjun Kapoor starrer “2 States” has got a total of nine nominations. National Award Winning film “Haider” has total of eight nominations, while Rajkumar Hirani’s “PK” garnered six nominations.
IIFA Awards 2015 will be held at the Putra Stadium.